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Scottish Secession and the ‘Right to Secede.’

Scotland is about to vote on whether or not to secede from Mother England and the most noteworthy part of it to me is the fact that this may be pulled off without a massive amount of bloodshed.

In my opinion, one of the greatest mistakes made by the framers of the US Constitution was their failure to include a process for peaceful secession.  Human associations are a complicated affair, and one of the things that creates constant difficulty are differences of opinions on how those associations are to be managed.  The beauty of the US Constitution is its ability … continue reading...

China is beating us at our own game; abortion is a population control measure, no more, no less

There are, of course, many people who are pro-choice because they sincerely believe the standard line that abortion on demand is a necessary evil (although sometimes they deny it is evil at all) in order for women to have ‘reproductive freedom.’  These people, I’m afraid to say, are nothing but sincere dupes.  The people that foisted abortion on demand in the ‘civilized’ West were concerned about population control, no more, no less.

The evidence for this is everywhere if anyone cares to look.  For example, the founder of Planned Parenthood herself, Margaret Sanger, sang the praises of ‘birth control’ in … continue reading...

Thank a Rich Person this Tax Season — A Call to Abolish Taxes and Enact a Balanced Budget Amendment

I would just like to take this moment to thank the rich people of America for their generous subsidizing the lion’s share of America’s taxes.  This year, for example, I am especially grateful for the child tax credit.  Thanks!

I know that many people believe you are eeeeeeeeeeeeevil, and that you ought to be slapped with higher and higher taxes.  In their view, such taxes are as much about hurting you as it is helping them and me.  I, on the other hand, think that it is a damn shame how much you are taxed, even if my own tax … continue reading...

How Californian Conservatives can Save America.

Here is how 2012 looked:
2012-electoral-map

California is a big state, population-wise.  It adds 55 electors to the electoral college, which under the Constitution (if anyone cares about that) determines the next President.   This is most amount of any state, with the next runner-up Texas, with 38.

California has been voting Democrat/liberal for many years and there is no sign of this changing any time soon.  Thus, California is going to be sticking its fat liberal thumb on the scales of American politics long into the future.  I would like to propose, however, that conservatives in California have the ability to … continue reading...

Support Sntjohnny/Athanatos Ministries with your NON-tax-exempt Donation

Every June, we run a donor drive.  In getting this year’s ready, I noted that my typical proviso that ACM is not tax-exempt had more significance than in previous years.

Over the last few weeks we have been regaled with case after case of conservative, Christian, anti-Obama, anti-Obama agenda organizations that have been targeted by the IRS.  Quite coincidentally, this began before the 2012 election.  This suppression has been public knowledge for several years, but the mainstream media, quite coincidentally, didn’t think it worth reporting on.  Nonetheless, despite the fact that it was all completely unintentional, there probably was an … continue reading...

A Theology of Taxation? Horvath column published at Worldnetdaily.com

This is a column of mine that Worldnetdaily.com published several years back.  In light of recent events concerning the IRS targeting of tea party and conservative groups (and anyone else opposed to Obama’s policies), it seemed appropriate to highlight it again.


I am not a theologian or an economist and have never received formal instruction on the morality of taxation. That, though, is a bit of the point: Little effort is made to educate young Christians about matters of importance or otherwise equip them for the actual challenges they face when they come of age. It might seem odd to … continue reading...

The real reason there is an ammunition shortage in America?

Anyone paying attention at all knows that there has been a huge run on guns and ammo in America thanks to the efforts of the number one gun salesman in America–Barack Obama.   You would be mistaken if you thought that this ‘run’ was inspired only out of concern for stricter gun laws.  Many people have also been very concerned about the Obama administration’s inexplicable purchase of billions of rounds of ammunition… 1.5 billion last year, and evidently another 1.5 billion in the next year or so… and this is what we know about.

To give you some perspective on how … continue reading...

How to steal an election, Alinsky-Style

It is hard to believe that I trust the government any less than I already did, but the latest ‘big three’ are really doing a trick, and my perception is that I’m not the only one fuming.  Last week I made a case for making your default position on government statements and explanations “This is a lie.”  The reasoning was that they would only try to do such cover-ups if they already had good reason to think they worked.  In other words, as bad as Benghazi, the AP intrusion, and the IRS oppression scandals are, it’s the things we don’t … continue reading...

A Tale of Two Old People Who No Longer Contribute to Society

With ‘Quality Adjusted Life Years’ and other such criteria for determining when to spend money on old people right around the corner (if not already here… *ahem* IPAB *ahem*), I found it ironic to see these two news items running at the same time today:

When the 87-year-old resident of Glenwood Gardens collapsed at the facility around 11 a.m. Tuesday, a staff member called 911 but refused to give the woman CPR, Bakersfield television station ABC23 reported Friday. … In refusing the 911 dispatcher’s insistence that she perform CPR, the nurse can be heard telling the dispatcher that it was … continue reading...

The Conquest of America by the Culture of Death and My Efforts to Fight Back

About a year ago, I was sitting across from a fellow who was asking me about my life with my daughter, diagnosed with spina bifida, and our decision not to abort her.  He respected our ‘choice’, although did express concern about her impending ‘life of suffering.’  We talked about that for a bit, as I sensed that his initial statements in support of being ‘pro-choice’ were incomplete.  “Should people be compelled to abort disabled children?” I asked.  Of course not, he said.  We talked more, and the next thing I know he is saying that we need abortion and … continue reading...

I hate it when I’m wrong, and even more when I’m right

So my good friend Danny is just waiting to pounce, adding on to his epic fish slap the fact that my predicted Romney landslide did not take place.  There was no landslide.  There wasn’t even a Romney.  The post was:  Romney in a Landslide, if the election is fair.  I stated my reasoning in that article, but it is worth addressing some points again with the benefit of hindsight.

In 2010, the Dems were routed.  In liberal WI, the Dems were not only routed, but routed again when the Republican Supreme Court Justice David Prosser won, and again when … continue reading...

Is it true that women only earn 77 percent for each dollar earned annually by men and 82 percent of each dollar earned weekly?

Is it true that women only earn 77 percent for each dollar earned annually by men and 82 percent of each dollar earned weekly?

That’s what you hear over and over and over and over and over again.  It showed up in the presidential debate.  I saw it in recent comments on an article.  It came up here in Wisconsin, where I live.  It is stated on this website dedicated to ending the ‘wage gap.’

You know what I think?  Rubbish.  Propaganda. Manipulation.  In short: Bull-crap.

This assertion is an aggregation of data that does not reflect the real world, … continue reading...

Environmentally Friendly Gasoline Cans as Symptom of Government Gone Wild

As I sit here typing this, my hands wreak of gasoline and there is enough on my shorts that, if a wayward spark happened by, could make me seriously uncomfortable, to say the least.  In the meantime, we must make mention of the serious harm that has just been done to the earth:  a pint or two of gasoline has spilled onto my vehicle and onto the ground, giving off vicious vapors of doom.  And how did I come to be in this predicament?

I was attempting to dispense gasoline into my vehicle from the new, Federally mandated gasoline cans.  … continue reading...

After-birth abortion: why should the baby live? Or, What is the proper response to killing newborn children because they are a burden to a family… or society?

HT Gene Edward Veith and the Blaze

Just a few weeks ago, The Journal of Medical Ethics published an article titled “After-birth abortion:  why should the baby live?

In it, the authors Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva argue that the same arguments that justify abortion of the fetus on demand likewise apply to the newly born.  Here is the abstract:

Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the … continue reading...